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good morning. dead in the water. the gop debt limit plan appears to be on life support as john boehner appears to be on support again. can they strike a deadline now just four days away? closing in on the beaches of the text coast temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches and is expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. and survival mode. a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survives the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. we'll share his remarkal sto aa story with us today, july 29th, we'll share his remarkal sto aa story with us today, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> tgif, matt. i'm ann curry. good morning. the clock is ticking. the crisis is no clearer today than several months ago. >> both house republicans and senate democrats will meet this morning after speaker john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own party to push his plan through the house. so, are lawmakers wasting too much time on a bill that perhaps has no chance of passing in the first place? we're live on capitol hill with the latest on that coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> we've got another very disturbing story. a chilling plot to kill u.s. soldiers foiled near ft. hood in texas and investigators say the alleged attack was eminent and a fellow soldier was behind it. we're going to live there for a report. have you heard there's another royal wedding in
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britain? the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what will probably be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending.
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but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for somebody in this town to say, yes. >> reporter: if it were only that simple. but something happened on the way to fixing the debt limit. a handful of house conservatives bucked the speaker. they refused to go along with john boehner's proposal to raise the debt ceiling. >> and i know there are people in my party who want to keep beating up on me because i can't vote for a bill that only cuts 1 $1 trillion. >> reporter: earlier in the day the get in line message had brought some tea party freshman on board. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goal that we set out to do. >> reporter: by evening the plug had quietly been pulled. the critical vote on hold. >> further consideration, 627 is
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postponed. >> reporter: that sent democrats on stand by to defeat boehner's bill. >> and we are simply four days away from one of the worst financial catastrophes that could face this country. >> reporter: they were told to get dinner and hang out. >> i don't expect or anticipate any action here before 9:00. >> reporter: a parade of those rebellious holdout republicans were summoned to the speaker's office. hour after hour, the arm twisting went on behind closed doors. any minds had been changes? >> the old saying goes, if you like sausage, don't go where they make it. democracy is always worth the time. >> reporter: house democrats passed judgment, too. >> but the party of no is say nothing to their own deal. the party of no is putting at risk the american taxpayer, the american family, and america itself. >> reporter: and one of those republican members came out of the speaker's office saying he felt beaten up and bloodied but
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was still a no. and so this morning what some of the top aides are saying they promised when the republicans took over the majority of the house they wouldn't ram through some controversial measures in the middle of the night. i don't think they predicted this when they laid out that objective. where are we left? they will strategize today and figure out how to change the bill or still find a way to pull these members over. and this is one place where, thank god, it's friday may not be such a relief after all. >> on that point, kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house koercht. good morning. >> good morning. >> two words, now what? >> exactly. well, look, here's what i think you're going to see this morning. john boehner, house republican leadership, they're going to try to see if they can tweak the bill enough to get enough votes. two ideas being thrown out there, a small idea would be to cut some more pell grant money, college loan money, of course, that a lot of people are familiar with.
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the second is a tougher sell, frankly, would be this idea of making the balanced budget amendment have to pass both the house and the senate into the states, have them start ratifying it before a second round of debt ceiling level gets raised. that of course makes it dead on arrival bill before that, it would be more dead if it's possible before it goes to the senate. here's what to watch for. boehner will get a few hours to get this together. if he can't, senate republicans may move very quickly to start working with harry reid to try to come up with this compromise because there's a lot of frustration among senate republicans with the inability of the house to get this done, ann. >> chances of success, what would you put it at? >> say that one more time. i'm sorry. >> that's all right. chances of success? given what you just laid out before the deadline? >> as far as boehner, not so much. i think what you should be likely to watch for is that there will be a lot of sort of
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handering over the next 24 to 48 hours. by sunday, something is likely to come together. and then we may be back for a more dramatic vote on monday in the house. and in that vote, that's going to be one where you're going to have democrats trying to get democrats on board, you're going to have republicans trying to find 60, 80, 100 republicans to come together because that will be the one that they will have to send to the president's desk. one other idea i'm hearing out there is don't be surprised if we see some temporary 10 or 20 raise of a debt ceiling to simply buy more time for negotiation. basically everything is up in the air. the boehner thing is as if somebody took a deck of cards, threw it into the air and it fell on to the floor. >> you have a busy weekend ahead. i'm buying you an espresso ma r maker. it's 7:07. the first named storm of the hurricane season is threatening the u.s. mainland, expected to make landfall in texas tonight. al roker is tracking, what is it, don? >> that's right. tropical storm don.
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right now it's 290 miles southeast of corpus christi, texas. moving west northwest at 14 miles per hour. right now we have tropical storm watches up really warnings from the rio grande river to matagorda. mexico will put up warnings as well later this morning. it will bring onshore sometime early tomorrow morning with 50-mile-per-hour winds. and what we were hoping was that as a moderate storm it would bring a decent amount of rain. it will bring rain, up to five to seven inches. as you can see, most of that fall in mexico really not much in texas. so there will be wind, there will rain. not much of a storm surge. and then it will be through and we're back to the heat and the drought in texas. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. we will get the rest of your forecast in a couple of minutes. awol private army arrested in ft. hood where he is allegedly confessed to plotting
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an attack on fellow soldiers, this after two years after a gunman went on a deadly rampage at ft. hood killing 13 people. janet, good morning to you. >> m matt, good morning. this soldier had everything ready to go. hotel room full of gunpowder and ammunition and printed materials on how to make a bomb. authorities say his plan could very well have succeeded, if it hadn't been for an alert citizen who saw something and said something. this is the motel where police arrested 21-year-old private first class nas sar abdo on wednesday. with enough explosives in his room to make at least two bombs. >> he's a very dangerous individual. and he's where he needs to be. >> reporter: it's all thanks to the alert owner of this killeen gun store. federal officials say he tipped off police after abdo arrived by taxi on tuesday, buying six pounds of smokeless gunpowder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition, and a magazine for a
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semi automatic pistol. the clerk became suspicious when the soldier indicated he didn't know much about what he was buying. >> we rang him up. he paid cash for the purchase. put it in the bag. he grabbed the bag an out the door he goes. he didn't even wait for a receipt or change. >> reporter: it's the same store where investigators say major nadal hassan bought the gun used in the 2002 shoot that killed 13. last year citing his muslim beliefs abdo asked for c conscientious objector status. >> my stance with god is more important than my stance with the military. >> reporter: and spoke to them about his request. >> when i joined the military in august i had different views on war, i had different -- i had different views on what islam as a peaceful religion allowed and did not allow me to do. >> reporter: delayed after possessing child pornography. he faced a court-martial for that last month but then went
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awol in ft. campbell, kentucky. authorities believe abdo acted alone and he planned to detonate the bomb not here on post where he would have a tough time getting in but somewhere nearby like a restaurant, a place where soldiers here at ft. hood f frequently congregate. >> thank you very much. let's turn now to the rest of the morning's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. we begin this morning with a check of the markets. cnbc's melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange with the latest of how wall street is reacting to the ongoing debt crisis. >> the markets are under stress this morning. the s&p 500 may in fact be headed for its worst weekly decline since the month of august. today heads of major wall street firms will be meeting here in new york to discuss worst case scenarios and what to do under the possibility of default. here's a sign of the times, natalie, apple the maker of the ipad and ipod have more cash on its balance sheet than the u.s.
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government. apple with $76 billion, uncle sam with $73.8 billion. >> wow, that's unbelievable. melissa lee at the new york stock exchange, thank you. johnson & johnson is lowering the maximum daily dose of tylenol from eight pills to six to reduce the risk ofs a seed minneso overdose. flooding was caught on tape, this dramatic video of a landslide near seoul. the u.s. is citing new evidence that iran is funding al qaeda. it is the most serious allegation to date against iran. meantime, the two american hikers detained in iran face a final hearing in the espionage case against them. they entered iran accidentally while hiking in neighboring iraq in 2009. a fender bender you could only get in monte carlo. a woman in a $400,000 bentley convertible caused a five-car pile-up with a mercedes,
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ferrari, fporsche ands aston martin. i know all you guys are crying this morning over those five cars. >> yeah. monte carl >> to start the day, there is a slight chance for a rain shower. better chance for thunderstorms over night.
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in between, easy, hot and humid. high temperatures b >> and that's your late weather. ann? >> this morning the fbi is joining the investigation into a series of sexual assaults in ann arbor, michigan, near the university of michigan campus. ron allen has details. ron, good morning. >> good morning, ann. six attacks in 12 days have really shocked this progressive prominent academic community. one woman was sexual assaulted in the elevator of a parking garage. we were able to speak to one woman who came forward to report one of the horrific crimes. >> i just felt extremely violated. >> reporter: two weeks ago this yun student was walking alone near her off-campus house when
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she was attacked. >> a man ran up from between some houses, ran up behind me and he lifted up my dress up above my head and started grabbing at me. >> reporter: her assailant fled when an eyewitness ran to help her. the victim does not want her identity revealed, fearful that this assailant put this entire community on edge. >> we believe he's a predator. we believe he's doing a type of field work, lying in wait for an opportunity. >> reporter: there have been six attacks or attempted attacks on women here since july 15th. the women, all 18 to 22 years old, were all walking alone late at night or early in the morning. two were students at the press steen steenlg jous university of michigan at a time when campus is welcoming thousands of students for freshman orientation. >> you want your children safe. >> reporter: police have released the composite sketch of a possible suspect.
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they are not sure if it is one serial attacker or two different men. matt found one of the victims moments after she was dragged over a wall and sexually assaulted. >> looked out the window and there was a girl sitting there crying, on the telephone. we heard her yelling help. >> reporter: community members gathered thursday night for a take back our streets rally. despite her frightening experience, this victim considers herself fortunate. >> it's so scary to hear about what's happened to some of these other poor girls. and i don't know if he had that in mind for me. >> reporter: university officials have declined several requests for interviews. as police work to catch this man or men who they're describing as a predator. ann? >> all right, ron allen this morning. ron, thanks. it is now 7:16. here's matt. >> thank you. new lawsuits have been filed in that wrong way crash that killed eight people here in new york state and putting members of one
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family or pitting them against each other. nbc's jeff rosin is here on this. good morning. >> good morning. this is a family feud on a whole new level. police say diane schuller caused the crash driving drunk and high but now her husband is suing her brother, blaming him, a man who lost his three girls in the accident. but now they're suing, too. it was a fiery crash that killed eight people but these new lawsuits are explosive, claiming extreme horror and pre-impact terror. police say diane schuller was behind the wheel, drunk, high, and fully responsible for the wrong-way crash on new york's taconic parkway. she was killed, so was her daughter and her brother's kids, three young sisters. along with three people in an oncoming suv. diane's son brian was the lone survivor. but now diane's husband, daniel, says others are to blame, too, including diane's own brother,
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warren, who lost his girls, claiming his libel because he owned the van she was driving and allowed the vehicle to be operated by one not competent. >> to sue another family member who has lost children of his own from this same event is cruel beyond words. even if this lawsuit has merit, he will lose anyway because she was drunk, because she was high. >> reporter: daniel schuller is even suing new york state, saying there weren't enough signs on the parkway. >> she killed seven people. if she was alive today, she would be in jail serving time for those murders. to sue now his family and the state of new york is just surprising. it's shocking to me. >> reporter: but daniel has always defended his wife. >> she is not an alcoholic. my heart is at rest every night when i go to bed. >> reporter: but diane's other relatives, namely her brother
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an sister-in-law, believe she was careless and had filed their own suit against diane's estate for the wrongful death of their three young daughters, claiming they suffered fear of impending death, mental anguish, and fright. >> the family has been traumatized and separated since the accident. this can't in any way build a better bridge to repairing the tragedy that happened two years ago. now. >> now yet another bizarre twist. daniel schuller's lawyer released a statement saying he only sued her brother and sister-in-law because they requested it. he had no intex of suing anyone, his lawyer said, until warren and jackie hance encouraged him to do so basically to cover his medical bills. but now they're firing back saying that's false, they never told daniel to sue him or anyone else and they have no comment on
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the lawsuit itself. matt? >> it's awfully tragic and confusing. jeff rossen, thank you very much. 30 years ago today the world stopped to watch the fairy tale royal wedding of lady diana spencer and prince charles. and, of course, just three months ago their son william tied the knot in another grand affair. well, today, great britain is prepared for another royal wedding. stephanie gosk is inn edinburgh scotland, this morning. >> this is the first royal wedding in scotland in 20 years. queen's oldest granddaughter is marrying the captain of the england rugby team. they're getting married here in this church behind me tomorrow afternoon. now, any other year at any other time this would be the wedding of the year, but just three months ago william and kate set the guard for that honor pretty high.
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prince william's first cousin tieing the knot with the same royal faces including their grandmother on the wedding list. but that is just about where the similarities end. 2,000 guests at abbey in london, there will be 400 in edinburgh. they brought half a wedding to billions around the world. here the doors are closed. instead of a crowd of over a million, there will be a modest 2,000. the narrow streets of the scottish capital can't handle much more than that. but you get the sense from philip and her rugby star fiance that that is exactly how they want it. the couple has been dating for more than seven years. they are both described as laid back and down to earth, both are athletes. he is captain of england's rugby team, an honor reflected in the number of times his nose has been broken. and philips is an accomplished equestrian for a chance she may compete in the 201 olympics.
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>> being part of the olympic games as an athlete would be an honor and massive dream come true. >> reporter: she and her brother peter do not have titles, a decision their mother princess ann made when they were born. after their wedding kendall won't get one either. some believe this is a good example of how the royal family is adapting to a new era. >> this modern couple, no titles, no royal money, no royal bodyguards compared to the great state occasion of william and catherine. i think it's a great contrast that shows the way the monarchy is changing. >> zara has often exercised her independence and her relationship with mark kendall is no exception, but it is still a royal wedding and for those lucky enough to get close, it will be great an entourage. cousin beatrice and hopefully their hats are on the wedding list. so are prince charles, prince harry and the newlyweds, duke
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and duchess of cambridge, possibly relieved for the second royal wedding the pressure is off. this is a private wedding. the palace hasn't released a lot of details. the reception will be held at the queen's residence here in h. ann? >> all right, stephanie gosk, thanks so much this morning. coming up, two young women discover hidden cameras in their apartment shower and bedroom. now police want to know who put them in there. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, a pilot who treaded water without a life vest for 18 hours after a plane crash. and the most incredible images you've ever seen of a great white shark.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for a check of the morning commute with kim dacey and traffic pulse. >> we have a situation in ellicott city where a road is shut down because of a downed tree and downed wires. you cut road is closed between college and hillsborough road. in harford county, two crashes to watch for a good one at thomas irwin road, temporarily shut down with all lanes of the 543 blocked.
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another crash out route 136 in churchville. anne arundel county, we have a crack to watch for at 175. major roadways are checking out ok. we are not seeing any delays at this time. west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. switching over to a life of the topside at harford road, same story. 95, checking out good. 83's looking good as well. tony, over to you. >> the heat is the major weather headline today. we have seen a few widely scattered showers popup. there was a slight chance you could see in the brain in your neighborhood. most of you will not. in between, it will be a hot and humid could the dew points are in the mid-70's. tropical field to start the day to day. hot and humid in our forecast.
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mostly dry. tatars between 96 and 101. heat index at 105. and little better over the weekend. scattered thunderstorms, 94 on saturday it. >> check the bottom of your screen for updated news and traffic information. back
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♪ 7:30 now on this friday morning, july 29th, 2011. our crowd is excited and ready to go. one hour from now, the classic rock band journey will take the stage. >> lots of hits. they will be playing some of those. >> it rained last night. >> i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer looking forward to the concert, also, amazing survival story. >> michael trapp was flying a small plane from new york to
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wisconsin when that plane crashed into lake huron. he was forced to tread water without a life jacket for 18 hours until he was finally rescued. coming up, he will share his story of hope and perseverance. also this morning, up close and personal look at one of the most feared creatures in the ocean, maybe the most feared creature in the ocean. we sent peter alexander to one of the world's most notorious hunting grounds for great white sharks and he's still talking to us. the images are both terrifying and incredible. >> we'll get to that. how about this question, should moms take their fashion queues from their teenage daughters? we'll explore that growing trend and let you decide if it's a nice bonding experience or if perhaps it's a tad inappropriate. but first, let's begin this half hour in florida where two young women made a disturbing discovery inside the apartment they were leasing for the summer. nbc's lilia luciano is in tampa with details. good morning. >> food morning to you, arne.
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they said they came here no a o tampa to explore the country and to learn a new language. in the shower, in the bedroom, in the privacy of their own home, somebody may have been secretly watching. these students came to sunny tampa, florida, for the summer from their native bulgaria. their goal, to practice their english. but they never expected a peeping tom. until a friend grew suspicious about what the women thought were smoke alarms, objects which turned out to be hidden cameras who could have been watching their most private moments. a trail of wires to the camera went into a locked closet, inside a junction box and transmitter. >> this is the cable for the
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camera. >> reporter: the cameras have been removed and the hillsboro county sheriff's office is investigating who owns them, if they were rolling, and, if so, who was watching. the cameras could have been spying on them in their bathroom, in the living room, and even in the bedroom. now they fear some of their most intimate moments might have been streaming somewhere online. the women say they have questions for their landlord and former employer who they say had keys to the apartment. they claim armani sponsored their temporary visas to come work for him at his restaurant bollywood cafe. but only one day after the women arrived he offered them a different job. >> he propose us to be models and promoters for his company at pizza babe. >> hi, we're pizza babe. >> reporter: the students say money did not pay them for what they promised for this unusual modeling job. when they confronted him, they claim they were fired. now they suspect armani was on the other side of the camera. >> maybe he -- he invent this
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idea because we are not ugly girls. >> reporter: authorities was seen leaving armani's restaurant thursday afternoon although they say they do not have a suspect. they have found new work in restaurant and will return to bulgaria in the september. learning a tough lesson far from home. >> i wanted to come here, but i wish to be more -- to not be so naive with the people. >> reporter: nbc station contacted mr. armanarmani, the r boss and landlord, but he declined to comment. ann? >> thank you so much. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> and here we go. let's go right here. how are you? we've got a big crowd for journey. look at that! man! whew!
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let's show you the hot concert. we've got hot weather to talk about. the heat is back. we've got more scorching temperatures with heat advisories and warnings from texas all of the way into the mid atlantic and southeastern atlanta states. we're looking at well over 95 to 100 degrees. heat indexes are going to make it feel well over 100 and far north is washington, d.c., philadelphia, and as you can see, that big swath of heat continues back on into texas. that's what's going on around the country, >> hot and steamy conditions on tap. heat index around 105 at this afternoon. actual temperature between 96 and 101.
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>> from 48th street all of the way to 50th street, we've got huge journey fans. my people! my people! >> you are getting way too comfortable with that, al. thanks very much. now to one pilot's terrifying ordeal. on tuesday night michael trapp was fly agriculture loan from new york to wisconsin. but midway through the trip he experienced mechanical trouble and was forced to crash land in lake huron. for nearly 18 hours he had to swim and tread water without a life vest until he was finally rescued by a passing boat. michael is with us this morning along with his wife julie. good morning to both of you. >> good morning to you. >> michael, i was reading about this this morning. 18 hours swimming and treading water. no life preserver. how are you feeling? >> a little sore. i feel good now. my mind is good. i'm a little bit sore. >> you're an experienced pilot. you had been in this plane, this
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cessna 150, at least 200 times in the past. this was, however, a route you had never flown before. when did you run into trouble and what exactly did it feel like? >> well, the sensation w running out of gas. i was flying just fine. had been into flight about four hours. i had 29 minutes left to go until i was going to land in michigan to fuel up and have some lunch. and the motor started sputtering. and that's when the panic set? >> what was the impact like when you crashed down into lake huron, what did it feel like? >> well, splash mountain, i guess? i'm just kidding. when i hit the water i hit tail first. i hit at 50 miles an hour. the windshield blew in. the water blew in my face. i unbuckled my seat belt. i swam out of the plane and the plane was gone within 20 seconds. >> here's the good news/bad news. good news is you survived the
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crash. bad news is you're in lake huron, you're alone. you didn't have time to get a life preserver. how did you gather your senses and get in survival mode? >> well, that came quickly. i started to panic, and i couldn't swim well so i kicked my shoes off and i kicked my pants off so i could tread the water. and once i relaxed, got on my back, just laid on my back and started to float. the waves were ten feet so i had to float and go up and down them. gather my thoughts and make a plan. that's when i gathered my thoughts and realized you've got to get things together so you can survive this. >> a couple of boats did come in the vicinity, out of your wallet you had the shiniest credit card you could find to reflect the sun so they could see it. they did not see it, unfortunately. you ended up treading water and swimming for 18 hours. how exhausted were you by the end of that time? >> bad. i don't know how much time i had left. my muscles were really sore. and i had all the energy just
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left not to wave my arm with a sock on it. that's what the people that finally found me saw, was that sock. it was an effort to make that sock wave. >> julie, your husband has a sense of humor when he thought of to survive, he said i didn't want my wife spending all the insurance mob any. in technical terms, you could say you were his reason for living. >> i guess. >> must have been some ordeal from your point of view because i know you knew that plane had gone down. must have been a very long 18 hours. >> yes, it was. >> well, will you do me a favor and keep him close to you and make sure he doesn't get in this situation in the future? >> he won't get another plane. >> julie and michael trapp, we're happy you're okay, michael. nice of you to join us this morning. >> all right. thank you whole bunch. >> thank you. coming up next, great white sharks like you've never seen
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mindless and indiscriminate killers, instead as sleek and stealthy predators. it is the ocean's most feared predator, the great white shark. under water they are agile and above the surface, unbelievably athletic, displaying rarely seen aerial acrobatics that are, for a lack of a better word, jaw dropping. we joined this veteran team of mean experts off the coast of south africa in what's called shark alley, one of the most notorious hunting grounds on earth. that's recently become one of the hottest destinations for shark gazing tourists. >> one of the coolest things i've ever done. >> reporter: still nobody gets closer than great whites than
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photographer, on a sea paddle, board, and sealed inside a submarine. whatever it takes to catch these eye-popping images. >> they see every fine detail from the teeth to eye rolling back and you really get a feeling of the tremendous beauty of the animal coming out of the water. >> reporter: after less than ten minutes on board four great whites attack around our boat. oh, my goodness. of course, now it's my turn to go face-to-face with the great white. a little bit of metal. greatest predator of the open ocean, huh? beneath the surface it's eerily silent. the murky waters only add to your adrenaline.
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moments later a 14-foot great whiteflies into view. then another. and they keep coming. it shows them right in front of you, literally like three feet ahead of you. when they pass they make eye contact. you see their eyes. i think there's a prime mall fascination with sharks because most people believe here's a creature that could be right up on my local beach that could eat me. >> reporter: in realtime their attacks last just a second. blink and you'll miss it. but in souper slow motion they reveal a fluidity and awesome p power of these predators. >> it was turning in the air and twisting and the tail works like its rudder. they remind me of jets or rockets when they blast out of the water. >> reporter: they're intelligent
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and complex creatures with distinct personalities. a predator unlike any other in the ocean. as if sharks in the water are not intim nating enough. last week not far from that exact spot where we went cage dive aggregate white actually jumped out of the water landing on the deck of a research boat. fortunately nobody was hurt and the researchers lowered the shark back into the water to help it swim away. ann? >> peter, we're glad you got all of your fingers and toes intact. discovery channel's show kicks off this monday and jeff kurr is here. after 20 years of getting up close and personal with great white sharks, what was your take away? what are you learning about these predators? >> one thing we learned is that they're way more complex than we thought. in the '70s when "jaws" came out
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they thought they were these mindle machines and killers. the more we film and we discover that they're extremely intelligent predators. they have to hunt down and kill sa seals. seals are very intelligent. they're like dogs. they have to learn where seals come and go. you have to outsmart a seal. very smart animals. >> we have a photograph to show what you're willing to do. you're on some kind of a flimsy device trying to get this footage. i mean, do you fear for yourself? what kind of -- look at you on that. >> yeah. >> that close to a great white shark. >> the idea of that shot that we were trying to get is to see what a seal might see before a white shark attacks down at water level. and it's amazing that a seal can escape an attack like this because although you're seeing it in slow motion it happens in one second in realtime, in the blink of an eye. for me to get the footage i have to take a few risks but we're banking on our knowledge of sharks that they're not going to attack us, they're going to
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attack the seals, they're going to attack our seal decoys and for that reason i don't feel that afraid to be in a situation like that. >> you point out that since shark week sharks have killed 11 people but people have killed 70 million sharks. how? >> well, unfortunately there's a market for shark fin soup in asian countries, it's used in ceremonial things. sharks are caught for their fins. and fins are cut off and turned into soup. it's a terrible practice and we're hoping that gets stopped some day soon. >> is it true that great whites are coming closer to shore? >> it is true, but it's nothing to fear. i think proper management of white sharks in places like california and the east coast has resulted in increasing population of great whites. one of the few shark success stories. >> what's your bet about people actually having shark encounters and not even knowing it? >> we flew up and down the coast of malibu in a helicopter and looked down. we saw great whites in and among the surfers and power borders
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for another check of the morning commute. here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> we have a serious situation northbound 95 on the southwest corner approaching the beltway. we've got an accident there. it looks like traffic is backed up, down to 13 miles per hour. one lane of traffic getting by. we have on the inner loop of 205, report of the disabled vehicle. ellicott city, new cut road remains closed between college and hillsborough road. several things to watch out for. route 3, route 175, a crash
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there. in harford county, a few things to watch for it shot down at thomas road -- down at thomas irwin road. beltway, perring parkway, you can see heavy and a bit sluggish in both directions. nothing to major as far as delays. this is the accident scene we were talking about. the three left lanes remain closed. two lanes might be getting bybee. causing a big backup. the family leave some extra time -- definitely need some extra time. >> hazy, hot and humid. air quality will be in the port range. respiratory problems like asthma, and will not be a great day for you. high temperatures this afternoon will make it into the upper 90s, around 100. heat index around 105. >> check the bottom of your screen for updated news and traffic information.
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back at 8:25 with another live update.
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♪ we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. 29th day of july, 2011. okay. it's not the prettiest morning we've had all week here in new york city. loefr cast, rain in the air. you know what? seems to be clearing up right now. and you're looking at the plaza from a while ago. this is when we said farewell to meredith on her last day by singing the journey hit "don't stop believing." you know what? today we're going to go for the real thing because the band journey is here for our summer concert series. they will be rocking the plaza in just a few minutes.
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matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. we've got a big crowd for journey. goes all of the way to 48th? 48th, wrapping around 15th street as well. we do a lot of segments on this show about the relationship between parents and children. interesting one now between moms an daughters that has to do with fashion and inspiration. >> that's right. there was once a time, you probably remember, when you wanted to wear your mom's heels and put on her pearls. that's right. that was a time that apparently is no longer because now we are wearing the clothes that our daughters are wearing. in fact, there's a new study found that women are more likely to be influenced by their daughter's choices in makeup and fashion than by her own. we'll have more of that coming up. plus, "antique road show" gives folks a chance to find out how much the stuff in their attic and closets are worth. well, this oklahoma man got a shock of a lifetime when his
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bowl collection got the highest appraisal ever from the show. we're going to show you how much. you won't believe how much these bowls are worth. >> they're beautiful, though. they're really gorgeous. worth a lot of cash. >> we're not going to touch them. >> you're not allowed to touch them. also ahead, we're go to catch up and follow along with yankee greats as they provide hope and inspiration for some people who really need it here in the new york city area. lots to get to. let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a look at the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. house republicans are meeting again today after abruptly postponing a vote on speaker john boehner's debt ceiling bill last night. boehner needs 216 votes in the house to advance the bill which would temporarily raise the nation's borrowing limit and prevent a debt default next week. democrats say the boehner bill has no chance of passage there. the army says a second attack has been averted at ft. hood, texas, where a mass shooting two years ago killed 13 people. officials say a soldier arrested wednesday with explosives in his
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motel room admitted he was planning an attack. private first class naser abdo was granted conscientious objector status. tropical storm don would be a welcome sight today as it reaches to cost tonight or tomorrow morning. 90% of texas is choking under an extreme doubt. and even don won't be enough to break the dry spell they hope it will help. don is not expected to become a hurricane. the government is issuing the report today on second quarter economic growth. it is expected to confirm that for the first half of this year the economy expanded at its lowest pace since the recession ended. economists blame weak consumer and government spending and the struggling job market. and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on n brb fortnightly news." >> coming up tonight, a little girl's dream to raise $300 to help bring clean water to people
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in poor countries. itnded in a tragic accident that took her life. but we have a nice ending to report to you tonight. it's our making a difference story. you need to see it. we'll have that for you on "nightly news" tonight. for now, natalie, back to you. >> thanks, brian. for a look at what's trending today? a quick round-up of what has you online. trick or treat, the mask of the latex whiter in made for a parody video set the top bid of theory $1 million on ebay. sky gazers are googling trojan asteroid to learn about a huge spacewalk found in nearly the same orbit as earth. scientists say it's been tagging along for 10,000 years and we didn't know until now. and the blogosphere is still amazed over the rhino horn cups that drew a record estimate on "the road show" up to $1.5 million as you see there. here in our studio this morning we're going to hear from the
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lucky owner coming up a little bit later on here on "today." it is 8:05. let's go back to al with a check of your weather. >> all right. we've got a lot of folks with a great view of the stage for journey. where are you from? >> los angeles. >> you came a long way. >> yes. >> let's check that weather for you. pick city today just happens to be portland, oregon. news channel 8. sunny and mild. 81 degrees. and we've got tropical storm don, 255 miles southeast, west northwest. makes landfall about 2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it's not going to bring a lot of rain unfortunately. we could use the rain to help break that doubt. the rest of the country we expect to see plenty of sunshine. throughout the southeast, record high. risk of strong storms in the northeast and ohio river valley. sunny skies in the northwest. seattle, gorgeous, 81.
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portland, beautiful. >> again today there is a heat advisory in affect. heat index around 105. actual temperatures between 95 and 100 better >> that's your latest weather. m >> 40 going on 14. why you're teenagers have a big impact over you and your fashion sense. and, of course, journey, live in concert on our stage. but first, these messages. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year. your kids are going to climb rope. they're going to have a year long tug war with the ceiling.
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morning on "today's" moms, who has the most influence on your sense of style? according to a new study by temple university school of business, we're take ourg queues from our teenage daughters. cindy is editor and chief of "glamour" magazine. on one hand this may come as no surprise. especially for some of the women listening. but here's what the study found. it was a sampling, a questionnaire, of 300 mother/daughter pairs that found that notd today's mom has a much stronger tendency to mimic their daughter's clothing and makeup choice than vice versa. >> i think it's fascinating. we see it with our own readers because it used to be that if you're a teenager or 20 something woman that your mom's reaction to your clothes was usually, oh, my gosh, are you really going out of the house in that? now it's more like are you really going out of the house in that because, if not, i'd like to borrow it.
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it's what the study calls reverse socialization, where the parents are taking the queues from the kids instead of the other way around. >> which is why you are here, robi. why are we doing this? >> according to the study, these teens are now considered the fashion style experts. and the danger is what happens if you're really dressing too young for your age, does it look desperate? because that's where the question -- >> it sort of goes deeper, in addition to what you said, even deeper because the study found that, in fact, a daughter has high interest -- even with a dauth whole has high interest in fashion and mature, she's still less likely to see her mother as a role model for these things. >> we might. we're so celebrity focused that really these teens are looking to celebrities in order to get their fashion inspiration. and the mothers are saying, oh, my gosh, my teenage daughters are really hip, they look great. i like that. i think women of all ages want to be relevant. we don't want to get to a certain age and we have to look
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dead. >> are we saying, though, to our daughters, also saying that they don't want to look mature, either? >> i think it is a saying. >> i think there is a component we don't want to look like we're too old or not sexy. i think that's really the piece. we're youth oriented culture. youth is what is considered appealing. so that influences all of our choices. >> one of the things that's happening with magazines, too, is so many of the clothes are youth orient ped. do mothers have a choice? >> i think they do. for better or worse these are mothers who are probably used to taking a lot of cues from them anyway. explain texting, facebook, everything. i think there is a positive side to this for the woman over 40, which is that a lot of those old rules about what was appropriate and with what wasn't have gone away. that's pretty freeing. there's no law that says you can't wear skinny jeans over the
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age of 40. >> you're absolutely right. >> you have to know your body and what message you're spending out. you want to consider all of those things. >> thank you so much. my daughter got me away from mommy jeans. thank you so much. thank you. coming up, we've got steals and deals, great bargains for great things just for you. plus, classic sound from a great band. journey, live in concert. band. journey, live in concert. but first, these messages. the , band. journey, live in concert. but first, these messages. energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy developement comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing decades of cleaner burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self contained well systems and using state of the art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment we are america's natural gas.
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from tuesday's children, a mentoring program for those who lost loved ones on september 11th. the gathering took place just blocks from where the towers once stood. mentor keith pride has been paired with 9-year-old robert since 2008. >> to have a little guy that's, you know, 9 years old, whose father was killed on 9/11, our bond is so great. i'm like a father, i'm also a friend, i'm also a brother. i cannot for anything else. >> on this day for kevin and robert it wasn't so much about what they lost, it was more about what they gained. ♪ it's all part of what the yankees call hope week, now in its third year. and by hope they mean helping others percesevere and excel. this is not about money. it's about could you please give
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me a little bit of your time. it's a much more valuable commodity when it comes down to it. >> no question. i think people appreciate the most when you are willing to give your time. that is something that makes people feel good. us having this platform and have people looking at the things we are doing this week, hopefully it will inspire them to give time of their own. >> i think we get more out of it than the people we help. the joy that we see, whether it's the kid or whether it's the adult that's mentoring kids, we just love seeing the joy that they get from being around us. >> reporter: like 27-year-old daniel trush who suffered a devastating brain aneurysm when he was only 12, leaving him unable to walk or talk. throughout his 11-month hospital stay daniel we responded to only one thing, music. >> daniel trush, everybody, on a keyboard solo. >> reporter: he credits music with being the key to his healing and along with his parents created daniel's music foundation which provides free music instruction for those challenged by disability.
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this week and yankee greats took center stage with daniel and his peers. >> we're going to have a blast today. it's our job to come here and put smiles on people's faces. >> later that night the yankees invited them back to the stadium to perform on their stage, in front of 48,000 people. >> come on out. >> also among the honor es, megan,er cerebral palsy confin her to a wheelchair. she devotes most of their money by selling lemonade. last year she raised over $4,000. this year, thanks to a little help from her new friends, that's more than doubled. charles was among the millions left homeless after the devastating earthquake in haiti. now living with his aunt here in new york, charles attends st.
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joacim and anne school in queens. their lives were left in the quake's ruins. this week the yankees opened their doors. when you came out through the tunnel and came out on the field and you saw some of the new york yankees sitting there, what was that like? >> it was exciting. i didn't know i was going to meet them. so cool to be -- to meet them and to speak with them. >> and now a little time has passed, is there a little more hope? >> yeah. >> in your mind? >> yeah, it's still hope. >> yeah? >> yeah, if you not died, you still have hope. ♪ >> after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, charles and his classmates boarded a double decker bus for a vip tour of the city, complete with pizza delivered by derek jeter. they capped off an unforgettable day at another new york landmark, and with a flip of the switch, the new york skyline was lit up in yankee blue and white,
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a sight made even brighter for a hope for a better future. ♪ >> we're joined now by the yankees manager joe girardi and managing director of media relations. congratulations on another great week. >> thank you. >> what stands out in your mind? >> i have to say our organization getting together as a whole, from the steinbrenners all of the way down to everyone that's involved. and giving people hope because hope is where allows people to get up and have a zest for life. >> it was this guy's idea. i hate to keep saying it because he's got a big enough ego as it is. it was your idea a few years ago. how do you think it progressed? is this what you dreamed it could be? >> all i wanted, matt, is to really impact other people's lives. we have a platform and we need to use it. and i think ur our players and organization and manager realizes that. it's a blessing for all of us to be a part of it. there was never any goal. i mean, really, the goal was just to make people happy.
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>> you know, joe and i was out at the stadium there on wednesday. one of the things that almost every player said to me when i had a chance to talk to them was i think we get more out of it than the people we're honoring. that's kind of something -- i don't think they expected that. >> yeah. i think a lot of times when you do give back that's the key because you realize how blessed you are. some of the things you're going through can be trivial compared to what children or adults are going through. so i get a lot out of it. i love that our players get a lot out of it. it really puts our game in perspective. >> that's true. when it comes right down to it you play a game for a living. >> yes. >> and these people have been through so much in their lives. you can't view your day job the same way after you meet people like? >> no, you can't. you realize what a little bit of time can do and how it gives people hope. >> and, jason, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. minnesota, the twins, they've got their own version of hope week now. what's the goal for the future? is this going to go across major league baseball? >> it doesn't have to be a baseball team.
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it can be a company, a football team. you know, the great thing about this is people are reaching it, how can we get involved? delta, you think of airplanes, they did so much more than just that. when you have this coming together. i'm just amazed at how much can be accomplished when a group of people can come together. >> i think it's great. the members of the community go to yankees stadium to watch this team. it's nice that members of the yankees go into the community do go good there. congratulations to you and your lay players. by the way, there's a touching story about a reunion between two long lost friends tied to hope week. you can check that out on our website at and they're in our studio here as well. thank you. appreciate being a part of it with you. just ahead, joe is sticking ahead for journey live on the plaza in concert right after your local news.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get a final check on the morning commute with kim dacey. >> the situation on northbound 95 approaching the beltway on the southwest corner has cleared. we are seeing -- seeing residual delays. approaching the beltway on 95 northbound. you cut road, ellicott city, remains closed between college and hillsborough road. crash and the city at greenmount 24th street. further south, columbia, snowden river, we have a crash there to report. disabled vehicle southbound 205. harford county, we have a crash
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to watch for. that is a crash by the ongoing cleanup there. otherwise, you will look ok. perring parkway, a little bit slow on the inner and outer loop. just a bit sluggish from time to time. 95, north of 195, traffic on the right side up the screen going away from us. that is clear, but you can see a little heavier than normal. john, over to you. >> struggle and shower activity has slipped out of the area. there is stuff off to the northwest. maybe this evening or tonight for that. we will see sunshine, heat and humidity. 81 at the airport. our forecast today, hot and humid. chance for evening storms overnight. 96-101, but with high humidity,
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it will be like 105-110 degrees. >> we will have another update at 8:55.
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♪ a great morning here on rockefeller plaza. we're live, summer concert with one of the most popular rock bands ever. we're talking about journey. our crowd is really fired up. they're going to take to the stand in just a few moments from now. meantime, i'm outside on the plaza. ann curry along with matt lauer and natalie morales and al roker.
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oh, and we have a guest. >> how do you recognize her? >> right away, not only do we have journey, platinum albums. their greatest hits album has sold so many copies it is certified diamond, which is ridiculous. >> unbelievable. >> incredible. we're going to hear from them in just a little while. and a man who had a collection of bowls. "antique road show" said this was the highest value they had ever seen. we are going to see those bowls on the back of one of our stage man, stage manager moving him out so you can see the collection of bowls. live tv! >> all right. and then a little bit later on, jill martin is back with a popular series of steals and deals. something for everyone. sure to be a crowd pleaser. >> have you got anything? >> no, i'm just here. >> you're here as a prop. >> mr. roker, before we get to
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this great concert, how about a check of the weather? >> i would like to see another jot of the back of joe's head. you should see him full throttle. unbelievable. i mean, from the face. >> no. >> i mean the face. i want to see his face. there he is. that's a good looking man. what a handsome man. all right. let's check your weather. as we look at the weekend ahead, we've got wonderful weather in the pacific northwest. sunny, mild, hot. go inside and look at a risk of strong storms in the plains. sunday, sunday, looking at more heat in the northeast. wet weather in the gulf coast. don will move in and then move out. monsoonal moisture in the southwest. look for mild conditions in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the >> hot and steamy conditions on tap. heat index around 105 at this afternoon. actual temperature between 96
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and 101. >> around that's your latest weather. now let's go back inside to matt and ann. >> all right, al, thank you. you've probably seen the popular pbs show "antiques roadshow" where people have their old collectibles appraised there. >> during last weekend's taping one guy hit it big. small town oklahoma art collector learned his five antique chinese horn bowls are worth between 1 and $1.5 million. that's a new record for the show. doug, not bad considering you only paid a couple thousand bucks. nice to see you. good morning. >> thank you. >> this is every collector's dream. you go to a sale, a yard sale, antiques, you buy something and it's like finding sunken
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treasure. what was your reaction when you heard the price? >> well, the analogy i use, i had a real good friend of mine cut a tree down on me about three years ago and broke my ankle and leg, and it's similar to that without the pain. >> you said something like now i don't have to rely on social security. >> yeah, for sure. >> this is the thing though. you are an amateur art collector. so you had a sense that there was some value. from a small town in oklahoma, what made this a fascination? >> well, the first one, which is this one here, i bought in a little antique store in england. and once i owned it, it was pretty much downhill from there. >> you fell inlove? >> yeah. >> they really are, they're beautiful. the detail on them is unbelievable. now that you know what they're worth? what do you do? you could sell them and that's retirement right there. what are you going to do. >> i don't know yet. i'll just have to kind of see what my options are and go from there. it's kind of a double-edged
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sword though. something i used to hold and enjoy and really love, now has to go into a bank vault. >> you can't touch it. we're not touching it. we're not going near it. >> so you would like to find someplace where you can touch them and enjoy them? >> i would really like to keep the collection together if at all possible and somewhere i could have visitation rights. >> congratulations. >> good luck to you. i'm stepping away. i feel nervous around them because they're so -- yes. >> all right. up next, journey live in concert right after these messages. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ >> narrator: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> a favorite for meredith vieira and for all of us, "don't stop believing." ladies and gentlemen, journey!
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♪ just a small town girl living in a lonely world ♪ ♪ she took the midnight train going anywhere ♪ ♪ just a city boy born and raised in south detroit ♪ ♪ he took the midnight train going anywhere ♪
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♪ a singer in a smoky room ♪ the smell of wine and cheaper fume ♪ ♪ for a smile they can share the night ♪ ♪ it goes on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ strangers waitin' up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ their shadows searchin' in the night ♪ ♪ street lights people ♪ livin' just to find emotion ♪ hiden somewhere in the night
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♪ working hard to get my fill ♪ everybody wants the thrill paying anything to roll the dice just one more time ♪ ♪ some will win ♪ some will lose ♪ some were born to sing the blues ♪ ♪ oh the movie never ends it goes on and on and on and on ♪ strangers waiten up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ their shadows searching in the night ♪ ♪ street lights people living just to find emotion ♪
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♪ hiding somewhere in the nig night ♪ ♪ ♪ don't stop believing ♪ hold on to that feeling ♪ street lights people ♪ don't stop believe iing ♪ ♪ hold on yeah ♪ street lights people ♪ don't stop believing ♪ hold on to that feeling
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♪ streetlights people ♪ don't stop >> don't stop believing, more music straight ahead from journey. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ journey released their best-selling album "escape." since that time they've gone on to sell more than 80 million albums worldwide. brand new album out now called "eclipse." journey is here. guys, nice to have you on the plaza. good morning.
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you've been here for a long time, all right? and i was reading what you said about this new album. you said, i'm in love with this album and i haven't been able to say that about an album in a long time. why? why do you like this one so much? >> it just has a flow from beginning to end. you know, it's not one song, it's another one. it's a story. the whole album is a story. >> you joined the band in 2007, right? >> yes. >> how do you feel you're fitting in? it's been a few years now but do you feel you fit in well? >> have, you know, up to now it's still unbelievable. you know, i feel so weird, oh, my god, i'm with the boys, now i'm with the big boys. >> the nice thing is, there have been changes in the band, jonathan. the band has also added new fans. you've got a lot -- for example, "glee," you're in the premier episode. we gave tribute to you recently. did you see this a month ago? when meredith left we saw our version of "don't stop
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believing." >> i'm neil, by the way. >> oh, i'm sorry. i said it wrong. i apologize. but, no, did you like the fact that you got a mix of people now? >> absolutely. it's great. you know, the more fans, the better. our audience is getting younger and younger by the day, it seems. >> momentous occasion about to take place because the nielsen company has just certified that "don't stop believing" is the number one single from the 20 th century. all right? >> whoa! >> we have a plaque here to commemorate it. how does that feel for you guys? >> amazing. that's amazing. >> what an honor. that's really cool. it's all these people out there. >> that's right. >> we love you. thank you. >> congratulations. what are you guys going to play now? >> we're going to play "city of hope". >> our new song. >> ladies and gentlemen, once again, journey.
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♪ ♪ people waiting for some kind of sign from above ♪ ♪ lost in the shadows of doubt need a message of love ♪ ♪ nothing is certain in uncertain times ♪ ♪ hard to see beyond the greed
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and the crime ♪ ♪ oh the faithful refuse to give up ♪ ♪ homeless and hungry survive just enough ♪ ♪ learn to smile through it all ♪ ♪ they are blessed from above ♪ never stop believin' ♪ change will come ♪ there's a city of hope beyond our fears ♪ ♪ where miracles happen where truth can be heard ♪ ♪ don't you want to go to the city of hope ♪ ♪ found in a place to never give up or where to go ♪
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♪ don't you want to go to the city of hope ♪ ♪ on the edge of the world across oceans of blue ♪ ♪ it's a place where a dream has a chance to come true ♪ ♪ don't be fooled by illusions or falling from grace ♪ ♪ make your own destiny ♪ find your own place ♪ where the streets beat the last things of trouble ever own play ♪ ♪ never stop believin' ♪ change will come ♪ come on ♪ there's a city of hope beyond
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our fears ♪ ♪ where miracles happen where truth can be heard ♪ ♪ don't you want to go to the city of hope ♪ ♪ >> we're back with more music from journey in a moment, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ and now the song that you chose on "today's" viewer contest. the song is "faithfully." men, take it away! ♪ highway run into the midnight sun ♪ ♪ the wheels go round and
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round ♪ ♪ you're on my mind ♪ restless hearts sleep alone tonight ♪ ♪ sending all my love along the wire ♪ ♪ they say that the road ain't no place to start a family ♪ ♪ right down the line it's been you and me ♪ ♪ and loving a music man ain't always what it's supposed to be ♪ ♪ whoa girl you stand by me ♪ i'm forever yours
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♪ faithfully ♪ come on ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ faithfully ♪ i'm still yours
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♪ i'm still yours ♪ forever yours ♪ faithfully yeah ♪ ever yours ♪ oh whoa oh oh >> and one more time to go, but first, your local news.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is a look at one of our top stories. a deadly accident in harford county claims the life of a 14- year-old girl with the teenager was crossing in this mill -- and the smell when she was struck by an upcoming suv. she was rushed to shock, but
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>> now let's look at the forecast with john collins. >> clouds are pushing to the east. lots of sunshine, mort humid error. there are storms off to the northwest. some of these may drift into the
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area and give us the chance for rain. otherwise, it really steamy day. threatening a record high for the day. the evening storm chance is, 96-1014 the high. with all the humidity, it will feel more like 105-110 degrees. the weekend looks like a dry forecast. >> we will have another weather update at 9:25.
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